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Friday 17th May 2002

This Week In Doctor Who - May 17, 2002
(posted 17th May 2002, 11:34am - TWIDW post #0096)
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 5, No 19
Welcome to the final Friday edition of the weekly guide to Doctor Who on TV.
No, This Week is not being discontinued. But I've decided to change the publication day. Effective May 22, This Week In Doctor Who will come out on Wednesdays. I'm hoping this will make it easier for me to produce the column, and avoid the clutter of distractions that potential readers get on Fridays. So, remember - look for This Week on Wednesdays, instead of Fridays. Unless you live in Australia or New Zealand - you probably won't see it till Thursdays, instead of Saturdays.
Been a fairly quiet week for TV Doctor Who, so remember:
South America - Still need help from someone who has Uniseries down there. What Doctor Who episodes are they airing?
USA - The 1996 Doctor Who Movie (starring Paul McGann) is airing on the Sci-Fi Channel on Sunday, June 30 at 5PM Eastern. Use the schedulebot to adjust for local time.
Canada - BBC Kids will start airing new to them episodes of Doctor Who on Friday, May 24, beginning with Horror of Fang Rock. If you've stopped watching Doctor Who on BBC Kids, you can start again.
Radio/Internet - You can read it right below here, but in case anyone stops reading at the Additions and Corrections line - the Interstellar Transmissions radio show is devoting their May 24th show to John Nathan-Turner (1947-2002), the longtime Doctor Who producer. Sounds like it is going to be a very good show. Expect a guest list in next week's column. Since it will be broadcast via Media Player on the web as well as on 2 US radio stations, you should be able to tune in if you want to. Friday 7PM Eastern/6PM Central. For other time zones: 5PM Mountain 4PM Pacific 3PM Alaska 1PM Hawaii 8PM Atlantic 8:30PM Newfoundland Midnight UK 1AM Central Europe Sat 11AM New Zealand Sat 9AM Australia Eastern Standard Sat 7AM Perth Australia Tune into tonight's show to make certain the times are right. If you live in another time zone, use these to figure out when it is airing in your local time.
Additions and corrections are welcome at , bfelliott@... , bfelliott3 on AOL IM, or thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. And now, the listings:


Fri 7PM EDT (6PM CDT) Interstellar Transmissions
{c[248=WWNN AM1470 Pompano Beach/Boca Raton, FL}} (Miami/West Palm Beach, FL)
WBYU AM1450 New Orleans, LA
Weekly radio show for sci-fi news and interviews, broadcast live over the internet on all 3 websites listed above (different feeds, so if one doesn't work try another one). This week - a look ahead at all the Summer blockbuster sci-fi movies. NEXT WEEK - a memorial of John Nathan-Turner.


UK Gold
Sat 7:10-9AM BST Revenge of the Cybermen movie
The 4th Doctor and company return to Nerva, millenia before they left. The space station is being stalked by a killer virus. A virus that eats radio tapes. And, as you can guess from the story title, an old enemy is slowly approaching the station, intent on a very evil purpose.
Sun 7:10-9AM BST Terror of the Zygons movie
On Earth, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (in his final appearance before the character's retirement) convinces the 4th Doctor to investigate the sinking of oil rigs near Loch Ness. The prime suspect - The Loch Ness Monster.
Video On Demand. Now playing:
Robot all 4 pts
The Ark In Space all 4 pts
The Sontaran Experiment both pts
BBC Prime
Late Fri 12:30AM, Sat 4PM CET Remembrance of the Daleks pt 1 of 4
Sat 4:25PM, Late Sun 12:30AM CET Remembrance of the Daleks pt 2 of 4
Wed Noon CET Remembrance of the Daleks pt 3 of 4

London - November 1963. Mysteriously bright and sunny. A junkyard where two schoolteachers disappeared from has been taken over by an alien life form. The military is investigating, and about to wind up on the worst possible side of a civil war - right in the middle. Only one man can save the day - Bernard Quatermass. Since he's not available, the 7th Doctor will have to intervene.
Sun 7AM, Late Sun 1AM AEST The Greatest Show in the Galaxy all 4 pts
An intergalactic circus brazen enough to send the TARDIS junk mail incites the 7th Doctor's curiosity and Ace's dread.
Mon-Wed 11:30PM AEST Battlefield pts 1 - 3 of 4
When U*N*I*T winds up in the middle between a nuclear warhead and warriors from another dimension, the 7th Doctor and Ace are going to need some help. Welcome back, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart!
BBC Kids
Weeknights 7:30PM, 10:30PM, 2AM, 4AM EDT (4:30PM, 7:30PM, 11PM, 1AM PDT)
Saturdays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Sundays 3:30PM, 10PM EDT (12:30PM, 7PM PDT) - complete stories
Fri The Talons of Weng-Chiang pt 2 of 6
The 4th Doctor suspects that the disappearing women have some connection to the Theatre where Li Hsen Chang is performing. Leela learns about table manners.
Sat The Sontaran Experiment both pts
The 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry investigate Earth to see if it is ready for human habitation. Apart from the Sontaran running around the place, it looks just fine.
Sun Genesis of the Daleks all 6 pts
What if you had a chance to change history? A chance to undo your own or someone else's mistakes and lead life on a better course? Would you take it? Would you destroy the past to save the future? Would you prevent the Daleks from existing. The 4th Doctor is forced to choose between his principles of protecting history and saving the universe in one of the best known Doctor Who stories outside of fandom.
Mon-Tue The Talons of Weng-Chiang pts 3 - 4 of 6
The 4th Doctor was right - the Theatre did have something to do with it after all.
New to BBC Kids episodes begin airing next week on Friday, May 24.
NHPTV New Hampshire 11,49,52
Late Sat Mid EDT Enlightenment pts 1+2 of 4
While the 5th Doctor investigates the secrets of a sailing ship, Turlough faces the wrath of the Black Guardian. As the Guardian drives Turlough increasingly crazy, secrets and lies begin to collapse.
WCNY/W59AU 24,59 Syracuse/Utica, NY
Sun 5:30PM EDT "The Ark In Space/The Sontaran Experiment" pt 2 of 4/2
ยป this was confirmed as The Ark In Space: Part Two.
WQED 13 Pittsburgh, PA
DirecTV 13/947 Dish 8136
Pre-empted by pledges this week. Doctor Who returns May 25. At press time WQEX 16 is still off the air.
WYBE 35 Philadelphia, PA
DirecTV 35/909 Dish 8162
Saturday, May 18 - the annual pledge night for Doctor Who on WYBE. If you want to support Doctor Who - this is the night.
Sat 8PM EDT The Making Of Doctor Who 1988 documentary
Produced during filming of the 25th anniversary story (Silver Nemesis), this documentary shows you a Doctor Who story in the making, and more.
Sat 9:20PM EDT The Seeds of Doom pts 5+6 of 6
Tense chase sequences abound at the mansion of Harrison Chase, where the Krynoid prepares to take control of all plant life, conquer Earth, and devour all flesh.
Sat 10:40PM EDT The Masque of Mandragora pts 1+2 of 4
New season, new TARDIS console room, new danger for the 4th Doctor and Sarah, when an evil ball of hate hitches a lift to Earth, where it plans to bring Earth back into the Dark Ages.
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
DirecTV 22/980
Late Sat 12:03AM EDT The Pyramids Of Mars movie
Time approximate after Independent Eye. As the 4th Doctor contemplates resigning from U*N*I*T, an alien force has taken control of U*N*I*T headquarters in 1911, back when it was a country manor house. Sutekh is coming.
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
DirecTV 48/909 Dish 8356
Pre-empted by auction. Doctor Who returns May 25.
WYIN 56 Gary, IN (Chicago, IL)
Sat 11PM CDT Snakedance pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor and Nyssa race to find a way to defeat the Mara and save Tegan from its terrible power. They're also willing to save the Manussans as well, but the Manussans are big enough pricks that few people would notice if they were gone.
WILL 12 Urbana, IL
Sat 11:15PM CDT The Invisible Enemy pt 3 of 4
A clone of the 4th Doctor battles the Nucleus of the Swarm inside the Doctor's brain. Alas, Professor Marius and K9 might not be much help for the Doctor now - CONTACT HAS BEEN MADE!
KAWE/KAWB 9,22 Bemidji/Brainerd, MN
Sat 8PM, Sun 11PM CDT Genesis of the Daleks pt 6 of 6
The 4th Doctor makes the final decision about the survival or destruction of the Daleks.
TPT 2 St. Paul, MN
digital 16.5 (2.5) DirecTV 2/891 Dish 8576
Sat 11:30PM, Sun 5:30AM CDT Full Circle pt 3 of 4
Romana has been infected by the spiders, and the Starliner faces an invasion.
IPTV Iowa 11,12,21,24,27,32,32,36
digital 50
Sat 11:35PM CDT The Two Doctors 6 pt version, pts 1+2
When the 2nd Doctor and Jamie are ambushed and disappear while investigating time experiments, the 6th Doctor and Peri are drawn to investigate. Patrick Troughton begins his final appearance as the Doctor, while Frazer Hines returns as Jamie. Do not adjust your set - the first minute or so of the first episode is in black & white, even though they are using the current TARDIS console.
KERA/K24AD 13,24 Dallas/Wichita Falls, TX
digital 14.1 DirecTV 13/889 Dish 8406
Late Fri 12:15AM CDT Revenge of the Cybermen movie
See UK Gold for story description.
KERA is airing stories in production order. Genesis of the Daleks airs next week.
KBDI/K32EO 12,32 Denver/Colorado Springs, CO
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8211
Late Fri 12:30AM MDT Frontios pts 3+4 of 4
The 5th Doctor has to save the last remnants of humanity, rebuild his shattered TARDIS, and deal with a batch of super-powerful slugs. Could be tricky.
Sat 11PM MDT Resurrection of the Daleks 4 pt version, pts 1+2
A Time Corridor forces the TARDIS to 1985 London, where the Daleks are back in action. And this time, they have human replicants.
KUED/KUES 7,39 Salt Lake City/Richfield, UT
digital 42 DirecTV 7/982 Dish 8536
Sat 11PM, Late Sat 12:30AM MDT The Power of Kroll pt 1 of 4 (actually The Androids of Tara pt 4)
The search for the Key To Time brings the 4th Doctor and Romana to a swampy moon, where they are promptly mistaken for gun runners.
KBTC/KCKA/K65BU 28,15,65 Tacoma/Centralia/Grays River, WA
DirecTV 12/910 Dish 8620
Sat 7PM, Late Sat 12:30AM PDT Terminus pts 1+2 of 4
Acting on the Black Guardian's orders, Turlough shatters the structural integrity of the TARDIS, and endangers Nyssa's life. Unfortunately for the Black Guardian, the TARDIS finds a ship to latch on to and save everyone's lives. Fortunately for the Black Guardian, it is a ship with a very bad reputation ...
KTEH/KCAH 54,25 San Jose/Watsonville, CA
DirecTV 54/903 Dish 8234
Sun 11PM PDT Carnival Of Monsters pts 1+2 of 4
With full knowledge of TARDIS flight again, the 3rd Doctor once again walks in eternity. It looks like he's landed on Earth this time, but he knows better. And the people outside definitely know better.
Sun 9:30PM "" pt 3 of 4?
As of this writing, I can not find any listings that will say which episodes are airing, or in what language.

Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.

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